Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, travelled on Sunday to Madrid, Spain to head Egypt’s delegation to the 25th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) held from 2 December until 13 Dec 2019.
Fouad will represent Egypt in the meeting of state heads and delegations organised by the King of Spain on Sunday 2 December.
This conference is of great importance because the negotiations will seek quick solutions to reduce the average global warming by no more than two degrees Celsius until 2100, and face the effects of increasing climate changes that threaten the planet and the people of the world.
In a statement, Fouad stressed the importance of these negotiations in the consensus between developed and developing countries to exert more efforts to address climate change.
She noted that participation in this conference is an additional step for the role of Egypt in combatting climate change. Egypt will be placing its efforts in adaptation among the more important discussion topics during the session.
“This is especially after the success with England at the last climate summit last September when we brought together more than 110 countries for political declaration as well as additional funding sources for adaptation through development partners,” said Fouad.
The minister further explained that there must be a balance in the reporting process of what developing countries have achieved and the funding provided by developed countries.
“Our message to the world during this conference is that young people play a pivotal role in addressing the issue of climate change, and this role is reflected at this month’s World Youth Forum, where Egypt puts climate change on its agenda to raise young people’s awareness of the impact of climate change on humanity,” the minister added.